Northern Army Commander visits LoC, reviews security situation in Kashmir Valley

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Srinagar: Northern Army Commander, Lt Gen Y K Joshi on Friday visited forward posts along the Line of Control and in the hinterland to review the overall security scenario in Kashmir Valley.

Accompanied by the Chinar Corps Commander, Lt Gen D P Pandey, he visited formations along the Line of Control in forward areas of District Kupwara and Rashtriya Rifles conducting Counter Terrorist operations in the hinterland, an army spokesperson said.

He was briefed on the current situation on the Line of Control including the counter infiltration grid and operational preparedness. The Army Commander laid special emphasis on maintaining the sanctity of the ceasefire as per the understanding reached by DGMOs in February this year.

He, however, reiterated the necessity of not letting our guard down. During his interaction with the troops, he applauded their selfless service, motivation and high spirits.             

In the hinterland, the Army Commander reviewed the preparations for the AmarnathYatra. He exhorted the troops to continue with people friendly approach in conduct of intelligence-based Counter Terrorist operations.

He complimented the soldiers for the efforts in pursuit of peace and stability in Kashmir.